|Project by Blackie_||posted 01-09-2017 01:10 PM||1053 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
Men’s Valet Box, Hidden Compartments, Phone charging Texas Cedar Elm and Nogal.
Woods used for this project, the inner core of this box is Alder and is wrapped in Texas Cedar Elm with Nogal used for the corner splines, drawer pulls and hinges, I gave it two lift out trays, two very large drawers, and a hidden drawer, by pulling on the large drawer on the left and turning it so you’re facing the back of the drawer reveals the hidden drawer, there is a very large secret compartment with a false bottom door located on top of the box under the lift off tray a false bottom door, one of the trays is the secret to opening the false bottom door on top, by pulling out the tray on top and setting it aside then strategically placing the small coin tray from the drawer on top of the false door located on top of the box lining up the magnets it latches onto the door then by lifting the tray out it also lifts the false bottom door revealing the hidden compartment,
In the top of the back wall under the lid center is a notch I added for phone charging cord to lay in while the lid is closed, all drawers are flocked with dark brown felt. The hidden compartment can be used to hide a great many items and for the gun enthusiast the hidden compartment can be used to hide and conceal a lot of the pocket and compact size pistols, the measurements for the compartment is 7” front to back, 5 3/4” side to side and 1 1/2 to 2”” deep, It will comfortably house the Smith and Wesson M&P shield 9MM and 40.cal pistol along with a small box of ammo and extra magazine.
This Box measures 13 ” long 7 3/4” high x 9 1/2” Deep, the hidden compartment measures 7” x 5 3/4” x 1 1/2” It is Finished in a single coat of Tung oil and several coats of my on mix of satin wipe on poly and a final coat of paste wax.
I put together a blog on how I do the splines in the drawers for those that care to see. http://lumberjocks.com/Blackie_/blog/99522
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